Whether you have a sweet tooth or prefer something more savory, the Valley is celebrating everyone’s top gourd this season: pumpkin. Take a look at these tempting eats to get you in the fall spirit.
The Sicilian Baker’s limited-time pumpkin spice cannoli is back! For a festive fall dessert, a crisp cannoli shell is filled with pumpkin pie-infused sweet ricotta cream.
Nook Kitchen’s seasonal cocktail, Smashing Pumpkins, was created by the talented mixologist Gabe Chavez and features Four Roses Bourbon, Montenegro Amaro, golden beet honey, allspice dram, Four Peaks Pumpkin Porter Foam and salted caramel shatter.
Phoenix City Grille is welcoming autumn with new seasonal dishes, including a savory take on pumpkin. The roasted pumpkin gnocchi is served with baby spinach, Aleppo chile flakes, tarragon-almond pesto and roasted root vegetable hash.
Macayo’s popular pumpkin flan is back at locations Valleywide. Chock-full of fall spices, the flan is homemade with caramel syrup, sweetened milk, pumpkin filling, eggs and half and half, with a crown of whipped cream on top.
Diners can enjoy this seasonal flavor for breakfast or dessert at Chompie’s locations Valleywide. Chompie’s has rolled out its pumpkin-flavored bagel two ways: the regular and the pumpkin “crunch,” which is dipped in cinnamon sugar. Both can be topped with pumpkin schmear. Pumpkin cheesecake and pumpkin pie are also now available.
Wow Wow Hawaiian Lemonade is dishing up pumpkin treats at its four Valley locations. The fall menu features pumpkin spice cold brew, pumpkin spice cold brew smoothie and pumpkin spice toast topped with house-made pumpkin spice almond butter, banana, coconut chips and local honey.
On Nov. 2, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria will replace its chocolate cheesecake with the highly anticipated pumpkin cheesecake. (The caramel apple cheesecake is another seasonal favorite, with rich caramel and diced green apple cheesecake and a cinnamon sugar cookie crust served with whipped cream and a caramel swirl.)
Seeking vegan versions of your fall favorites? 24 Carrots is whipping up seasonally inspired sips throughout the season, including pumpkin butter chai and pumpkin caramel latte. Pair your coffee or tea with a pumpkin snickerdoodle cookie sandwich.
Through Oct. 31, enjoy fluffy pumpkin pancakes at Chase’s Diner. Dusted with powdered sugar and served with real whipped sweet cream butter and maple syrup, the seasonal pancakes are available as a short stack of three pancakes or as a combo plate featuring two pancakes, two eggs any style, and either bacon or sausage.
Ooh La La Macaron in Chandler is whipping up too-cute macarons in fall flavors like pumpkin spice, cinnamon chai, caramel apple, Butterfinger, French vanilla and Kinder Bueno (which is a chocolate, wafer and hazelnut flavor). Prices range from $2 to $3 each; “Trick or Treat” two-packs are $5.50 each, which also includes candy corn, wrapped in cellophane bags with cute bows. Place your order no later than Oct. 28 by sending a DM to @oohlalamacaron on Instagram or Facebook.
Downtown Phoenix gastropub Angels Trumpet has unveiled its new pop tart flavor for fall: pumpkin churro Pop Tart. The generously sized desserts are easy to divide and share with friends at the end of a meal. They are available through Nov. 30 and are available for dine-in and takeaway.
Pedal Haus Brewery has launched its Robert Allen Dollar (RAD) Pumpkin Ale at both the Tempe and Chandler locations. Half of the sales from this beer will go to the Rob Dollar Foundation, while supplies last. The organization’s mission is to engage with existing park safety initiatives to accelerate the implementation of road safety for the benefit of the cycling community.
Plus, on Oct. 31, Koibito Poke invites those 21-and-over that come in dressed in costume can enjoy 25 percent off food and 50 percent off liquor purchases all day!